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Lunenburg Football Remains Unbeaten With Win Over Gardner

By Michael James LeClair

The Lunenburg football team made it back to back wins to start the 2018 season.On the strength of a monster game from running back Anthony Iannacci, the Blue Knights broke open a tie game late in the second quarter and cruised to a 33-12 victory under the lights of the Lunenburg Field Turf.
That’s a pair of victories to open the fall campaign for the Knights, who are now 2-0. Lunenburg will look continue its winning ways on Friday night when it hits the road for the first time this season, traveling to Monty Tech in Fitchburg.
“This was a hard, physical game and the fans saw a great one,” said Lunenburg Coach Steve Boone after the game. “Gardner played well and I was impressed with (Miles) Brissette.”
Iannacci did his best Al Bundy impression as he found the end zone four times in Friday’s contest against the Wildcats. The junior running back finished the game with 189 yards rushing on 21 carries.
“He is a very good back,” said Boone of Iannacci. “Anthony has put in his time, dedicated throughout, working hard, attending camps, the whole bit.”
Lunenburg opened a 12-0 lead after the first quarter on touchdown runs by Iannacci and Jake Bremer. Iannacci’s scoring run was from 22-yards away while Bremer powered his way into the end zone from 15-yards out. The Knights failed on both conversion attempts following the touchdowns.
Gardner answered in the second quarter with a pair of touchdowns from Miles Brissette to pull even at 12-12. Brissette caught a 68-yard touchdown pass from Malakide Sieng and then added a 42-yard rushing score later in the quarter.
“We were tough tonight and I am proud of our kids,” said Gardner Head Coach Rob Allard, whose charges fall to 0-2 on the season. “Lunenburg is a good football team and we fought them hard all night long.”

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